CanesSpy Spyware Discovered in Modified WhatsApp Versions

Researchers studying cybersecurity have discovered several Android WhatsApp modifications that have the CanesSpy spyware module installed.

Modified versions of the messaging program have been seen spreading through dubious websites that advertise such software, as well as Telegram groups with a large Arabic and Azerbaijani user base—among them, two million people.

Dmitry Kalinin, a security researcher at Kaspersky, stated that “the trojanized client manifest contains suspicious components (a service and a broadcast receiver) that cannot be found in the original WhatsApp client.”

In particular, the additional changes are meant to trigger the spyware module whenever the phone is turned on or begins to charge read more CanesSpy Spyware Discovered in Modified WhatsApp Versions.

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